RubyMac McIntosh Apple Tree (Malus x ‘RubyMac’)

RubyMac McIntosh Apple Tree

Every time you bite into a RubyMac® McIntosh Apple (Malus x ‘RubyMac’) and the rich aroma and sweet yet tart flavor overtakes you, you will want to thank John McIntosh for discovering its grandfather and starting this variety on his Ontario farm over two hundred years ago!

This variety provides large bright red fruit with a charming hint of green. You’ll know when they’re ripe because the skin around the stems turns yellow. The RubyMac® McIntosh Apple’s flesh is bright white and crisp and perfect for fresh eating, filling your mouth with sweet, tart, and juicy delight. The later you harvest, the sweeter the fruit!

It grows well in areas that have cold winters that can kill other varieties, and at a moderate rate, consistently providing large crops in September. The tree holds onto the apples better than most and resists premature drop.

Planting and Application:

The glorious white, fragrant blossoms are a major draw for pollinators and the tree fills out nicely with handsome foliage. Smaller sized, RubyMac® is perfect for any sized yard and garden, great for front or back yard edible landscaping and readily tucked into existing landscapes and established orchards!

Are you ready to relax in front of a winter fire, and joy a hot up of cider along with an apple muffin, both made from your delicious RubyMac® apples? They are great right off the tree but hold up to baking great too. You can make delicious pies and tarts, preserves and applesauce! There’s enough juice for amazing cider too!

  • Red Fruit & White Crisp Flesh
  • Sweet-Tart & Juicy
  • Sport of the Original McIntosh Apple
  • Great Choice for Cold Climates
  • Provides a Large Harvest

Tips for Care:

The RubyMac® McIntosh should be planted in full sun with well-draining soil. Fertilize your new tree three times a year and water twice a week when the weather is dry. RubyMac® is fairly resistant to most diseases! Prune when dormant for an open canopy in late winter.

  • Full Sun
  • Enriched Well-Drained Soil
  • Loves Mulched Beds
  • Regular Moisture
  • Disease Resistant

So if you live in a cool enough climate, the RubyMac® McIntosh will provide you with many years of crisp, juicy, tart apples.

RubyMac McIntosh Apple Tree (Malus x ‘RubyMac’) Details

Common name RubyMac McIntosh Apple Tree
Botanical name Malus x 'RubyMac'
Plant type Deciduous
Hardiness zone 4-8
Growth rate Medium
Harvest time 3 - 5 Years
Height 12 - 18 ft.
Width 10 - 12 ft.
Sunlight Full Sun
Moisture Medium
Soil condition Well Drained
Pollinator-friendly Yes
Pruning time Late Winter
Flower color White